Baltimore Cataract Surgeon on Reducing Risk with Running or Walking

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Baltimore Cataract Surgeon on Reducing Risk with Running or Walking

Baltimore Cataract Surgeon ArturoBetancourt, M.D. noted “Your risk of developing cataracts might be reduced with either moderate exercise such as walking or more vigorous exercise such as running according to a study published in Medicine and Science in Sports.” In previous studies the risk of cataracts formation was found to be lower in runners over time. In this Berkeley study when the incidence of cataracts was adjusted for sex, race, age, education, smoking, and intakes of meat, fruit and alcohol, a significantly lower cataract risk was associated with both running and walking with no significant difference in risk reduction between running and walking, or between men and women. Further, the cataract risk appears to decrease linearly with increasing exercise energy expenditure.

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